Read Expect Trouble, by Alistair Begg, at One Place.
If I look closely, I can find it, find it within myself and find it in others. It is sometimes shocking to see, especially in one who was thought to be perfect in every way. Though I seldom have this idea about myself, that I am perfect in every way, it is shocking to see it on a personal level as well. I pray, to be forgiven, and sometimes I sin without even knowing it. I pray with heartfelt gratitude, that my difficulties have been placed in front of me for a reason! They are helping me to see!
There is no doubt the outcome will be glorious. Victorious! We will one day be just like Him! Hallelujah!
"Are you asking why this should be, believer? Look upward to your heavenly Father, and behold Him pure and holy. Do you know that you are one day to be like Him? Will you easily be conformed to His image? Will you not require much refining in the furnace of affliction to purify you? Will it be an easy thing to get rid of your corruptions and make you perfect even as your Father in heaven is perfect?"
Alistair Begg asks some very poignant questions here!
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."